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Why Your Free Consultation Offer Sucks (And How To Fix It!)

When deciding what type of lead magnet will attract the most signups (leads) for your business it’s natural to want to go right to your best offer – the thing that’ll convince first-time visitors to your site to dive right in and hire you, retain your services you or purchase your product. There’s just one problem with that – it’s not enough. And if your primary (or only) lead magnet is a free consultation, there are some things I’m willing to bet you’re doing wrong. If your free consultation offer isn’t blowing up your calendar, there are things you can […]

8 Great Types of Content Marketing for Local Businesses

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You know that content marketing is still king. That’s unlikely to change and that means that it’s your job to create and share the kind of content that’ll bring customers to your business and help you improve your bottom line. The numbers back up content marketing’s importance. Research shows that 91% of all B2B companies use content marketing, and the same is true of 86% of B2C businesses. However, only 63% of companies have a dedicated content strategy. You can see the issue at hand. Content marketing is a must and yet doing it improperly – without a clear focus […]

5 SEO Mistakes That Are Costing You Customers

Local business owners are busy people – you know that already. In a single day, you could be acting as an HR manager, marketing guru, IT expert, and cashier. That’s a lot for any one person to do. For that reason, SEO can sometimes take a back seat. It’s understandable. When you’re the one doing nearly everything, you might be tempted to set SEO aside – especially if it seems like it’s not a money-making endeavor. But it is. The truth is that you might be making critical SEO mistakes right now that are driving customers away from your business […]

How to Use Social Media to Drive More Foot Traffic to Your Business

For many local businesses, online marketing is only part of the game. And, if you don’t have an online store, then it might seem like marketing on the web is an afterthought – something that has no relation to your sales and foot traffic. Think again. The truth is that a growing number of consumers rely on social media to find recommendations for local businesses. And those recommendations and reviews have a huge impact on which businesses they decide to patronize. In other words, your social media accounts should be helping you to get more foot traffic in your store […]

Local Marketing Trends You Can’t Ignore

Marketing trends change all the time. And, if you’re a local business owner, it can be hard to keep up. Which trends should you follow? Are there any that aren’t worthwhile? In marketing, you’ve got to pick and choose. Very few people have an unlimited budget that allows them to jump on every trend. But that doesn’t mean you can ignore trends completely. The trick is to pursue the ones that have the greatest chance of earning money and attracting new customers – and disregarding the rest. So, let’s cut through the non-essentials and get to the important stuff. Here […]